On Balance and Burnout

This is the face of someone who has spent two solid months burning the candle at both ends. “You look destroyed,” my old flatmate observed the morning of my last day in Singapore. I certainly felt it — physically, mentally, emotionally. “I’m not okay,” I admitted, and the bear hug that followed was greatly appreciated. In any […]

Escape from Manila

Manila was chockers. Jam-packed schedules and early call times; four days went by in a blur. It was also the city where I took the least amount of photos: I find it a visually challenging place. So when we needed to shoot an out-of-town excursion, I was happy to suggest Tagaytay, ninety minutes outside Manila — […]

Instagrammed: Return to Penang

Sunday was a travel day. We took a red-eye from Colombo to Bangkok to Manila; we are now over halfway through our filming schedule. Two episodes down, two more to go. I’m also now finding myself for some reason incredibly dehydrated, despite the 3 liters of water I’m downing every day. Southeast Asia, man. Since […]

Evolving thoughts on extroversion

I had one task on our last day in Sri Lanka: find the DHL. Two hard drives had to make their way back to our editor in New York, tout de suite, and as producer it was my job to package them off. However, Google Maps isn’t as useful in Colombo as it is in most […]

Coconuts and Colombo

Of all the countries on our Asia filming schedule, Sri Lanka was the only place I’d never been. So I went in truly not knowing what to expect, and came out surprised at the rich culinary culture here — much of it to do with the natural resources of Sri Lanka. Through our short time in Colombo I’ve […]

A month in my shoes

So the Olympics! Those happened. I said I was going to try to blog during it, and I didn’t. For once I even had the time — but I didn’t have the desire. Between the stresses of work (hello, green pool) and wanting to explore Rio itself, I barely cracked open my laptop. It’s like I did a digital […]

Rio, Day 0: An Accident & Settling In

I’m attempting to write more from the road: quick thoughts I’ve jotted down, with photos taken from my phone instead of DSLR. Less polished, but more real-time.  I’d been in Rio for all of *one hour* when I got into an accident. My taxi was hit on both sides; a little front-end/rear-end sandwich between a Ford and a VW. I’d […]